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      Can I use a 3-day VIDA to add a Sport Key?

      When I bought my 18 XC90, it did not come with s sport key. If I bought one (new or used) from eBay, for example, could I get a 3-day VIDA subscription and add a sport key to my car? I am interested in doing this also as a matter of fun. I realize I can get the dealer to do this, but what's the fun in that?

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      I am sure you can but what is the point if it will cost you same $ to program the key at the dealer u might save 10$ doing your self. If you planing to do more than that than yes its worth it.
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      My previous experience was that they key programing is very complex with Volvo. It is not a simple process. You would be much better off buying the key from your dealer and then having them program it for your car. When I tried before by purchasing on eBay, I found that there are certain key codes that come with a brand new key. If you don't have it no one can program it for you.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Pauls90 View Post
      I am sure you can but what is the point if it will cost you same $ to program the key at the dealer u might save 10$ doing your self. If you planing to do more than that than yes its worth it.
      Even if VIDA route cost more than the dealer, I would still go that route because it's something interesting. While with a 3-day subscription, I would look around and get acquainted with VIDA and see if there is anything else that can be done, including updates. There were some discussions about enabling full matrix headlights, I wonder if that is possible.

      Quote Originally Posted by drmanny3 View Post
      My previous experience was that they key programing is very complex with Volvo. It is not a simple process. You would be much better off buying the key from your dealer and then having them program it for your car. When I tried before by purchasing on eBay, I found that there are certain key codes that come with a brand new key. If you don't have it no one can program it for you.
      Thanks for the information. I guess I need to do more research on the key code and the process to see if that is a show stopper. Did you actually try to use VIDA to program the key? Was the key code the only issue that stopped you? Cheers.

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      I'm almost certain a used sport key will not work, so I'd buy a new one.

      Otherwise, the process really isn't that hard.

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      Heh. Now I’m interested in full matrix headlights.


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      Quote Originally Posted by snovvman View Post
      Even if VIDA route cost more than the dealer, I would still go that route because it's something interesting.
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      If your car does not come with keyless entry/sports key included, you definitely cant add one.
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      Quote Originally Posted by drmanny3 View Post
      ...there are certain key codes that come with a brand new key. If you don't have it no one can program it for you.
      Here is a discussion re key code: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...key-fob-16850/

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      Quote Originally Posted by snovvman View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by drmanny3 View Post
      ...there are certain key codes that come with a brand new key. If you don't have it no one can program it for you.
      Here is a discussion re key code: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...key-fob-16850/
      That's for a 99 S80.

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      I don't know about later years, but the immobilizer RFD chip in my '09 has a kernel code as well as the serial number for the key I.D. wireless link that must be programmed. The RFD is near field communication, and the wireless is longer range.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tech View Post
      That's for a 99 S80.
      Oops! Do you know if the SPA button-less keys also come with a code for programming? My other interest is matrix headlights... that would be sweet. Thanks!

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      Quote Originally Posted by snovvman View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Tech View Post
      That's for a 99 S80.
      Oops! Do you know if the SPA button-less keys also come with a code for programming? My other interest is matrix headlights... that would be sweet. Thanks!
      They don't use codes. But you still need a new one, not used.

      You can't enable matrix headlights in a market they are not legal in.

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